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Nursing School in Irwindale, California—Just East of Los Angeles

Earn your BSN at the Irwindale Campus


Nursing School in Irwindale: a Hands-On BSN

At Chamberlain’s Irwindale campus, you will get hands-on training in our SIMCARE CENTER™ and in our on-site clinical setting. As you train with classmates, faculty, mentors, and experienced registered nurses, you learn crucial skills in direct patient-care nursing. The SIMCARE CENTER™ features various types of simulated care, and the center’s high-tech patient manikins will help you learn important nursing skills. Patient simulators have bodily functions and show vital signs, and they demonstrate multiple symptoms. The SIMCARE CENTER™ provides a safe health care setting where you can sharpen your nursing skills before advancing to living and breathing human patients in the clinicals portion of the Chamberlain Irwindale curriculum.


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Irwindale Campus Contact Information

4910 Rivergrade Road
Irwindale, CA 91706

Toll Free 877.751.5783

Hours of Operation
Mon - Thurs: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 9 AM - 4 PM

Student Support FAQs

How do Chamberlain Irwindale students prepare for the NCLEX®?

As a BSN student in our Irwindale nursing college, you will have the tools and resources you need to prepare for the NCLEX®. Assessments, extra help, simulations, and tutorials are readily accessible and proven effective. Passing the NCLEX® is one of the final hurdles to jump before becoming a registered nurse.

What are the Chamberlain Irwindale tutoring services?

Our BSN program in Los Angeles County has many tutoring and academic support services. The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the Irwindale campus offers academic support, one-on-one time with tutors, additional study materials, workshops, and more.

Will I get hands-on experience?

Hands-on nursing experience is gained in both the Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER ™ and on-site clinical settings, giving students the chance to work side-by-side with faculty, peers and experienced professional nurses while refining their direct patient-care nursing skills.

Online general education and nursing courses may be offered within the BSN curriculum plan. In order to assist in successful completion of online coursework, an online readiness assessment is an integral part of the admission process. Based upon the outcome of the online readiness assessment, skill building activities may be required.

BSN Degree Program Curriculum Plan

Entry-Level and Transfer Students

You can start directly after high school or transfer college credits 

You can go to Chamberlain Irwindale after you graduate from high school—or after you pass the General Educational Development (GED®) test. Requirements include: 
•    A high school diploma with a 2.75 grade point average or higher
•    Or a GED® test score of 551 if taken between 2002-2013, or a minimum score of 600 if taken in 2014 or after
If you take the Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) Admission Assessment (A2) Exam, you will need a minimum score of 73.


If you are a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), then you have a head start on your BSN degree at Chamberlain Irwindale. A licensed LPN or LVN can get a 3-year BSN degree at our nursing college in Los Angeles County with up to nine proficiency credits—and after passing proficiency and skills validation tests.

Transfer Students

If you have an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree, or if you just have some college credits, Chamberlain Irwindale will help you transfer relevant credits to get a leg up on your BSN degree. Your previous degree will help you fulfill credit needs, but there are no required prerequisites for our RN program in Los Angeles County.

I have never gone to a school where it actually felt like
family. I want success with my peers, the faculty want
success from you. Just to have that community of
constant support makes it home. This is my home and I
love it here.
Heather Zayas

3-Year BSN

Accredited? For sure!

Learn more about our accredited nursing school in Irwindale, California

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, (

Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Accredited Nursing School – California Approvals

Chamberlain College of Nursing is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. For additional information please visit the Bureau’s Internet website at California BRN has approved Chamberlain University to offer the BSN program at their Irwindale campus

Chamberlain Irwindale Nursing Program FAQ’s

What if I already have a degree in an unrelated field?

At the BSN program at Chamberlain Irwindale, you can transfer relevant credits from previous coursework—regardless of the field of study. Our Irwindale campus welcomes transfer students from all across the country and may give them a head start on their BSN degree.

Request more information to get started.

Are there scholarships to be had at Chamberlain?

Our student nurses at Chamberlain Irwindale have many scholarship opportunities from which to choose. Request more information to learn which financial aid options fit your situation best.

How many credit hours are required for the Irwindale BSN program?

The Irwindale BSN program requires a minimum of 126 credit hours: 56 credit hours in general education, and 70 credit hours in the nursing major.

View the BSN Degree Program Curriculum Plan to see credit requirements.

How do I apply for admission to Chamberlain Irwindale?

Prospective Irwindale nursing students apply for admission by completing an application and then interviewing with a Chamberlain Irwindale admissions representative. When all admission criteria are met, prospective students are told in writing of their admission status to a specific Chamberlain program and cycle. Learn more about Chamberlain University’s bachelor nursing program in Los Angeles County.